Democratic voters are increasingly warming to casting their ballots in person rather than by mail, according to Morning Consult polling released this week.
Forty-two percent of Democrats said they plan to vote in person and 55% said they plan to vote by mail, according to the polling taken from Oct. 8-10.
In a survey conducted in late July and early August, 30% of Democrats had said they preferred to vote in person, compared to 65% who said they preferred to vote by mail.
The shift coincides with Democratic leaders now encouraging people to vote “early” – not necessarily by mail – and after a series of reports of delayed or undelivered mail from the U.S. Postal Service.
Among Republicans, 68% said they plan to vote in person and 28% said they plan to vote by mail – the same ratio from over the summer.
Overall, 53% of voters said they plan to vote in person and 41% said they